The Two-Way
7:59 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Retired Idaho Sheriff Credited For Teen's Discovery

Mark John, the former sheriff who helped find Hannah Anderson.
AP

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 11:33 am

The key to the discovery of California teen Hannah Anderson and her alleged kidnapper on a mountain in Idaho appears to have been a chance meeting they had with an ex-sheriff, his wife and two friends who were out riding their horses.

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Studio B
7:26 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Live Thursday the 15th at 11am: MANDOLIN ORANGE

Mandolin Orange are Emily Frantz and Andrew Marlin, who met at a Chapel Hill jam session in 2009 and soon discovered that their fiddle and guitar made a great sound together.  Blending folk, gospel, and bluegrass, their style is a sweet Southern Appalachian blend that is quite at home here at WNCW.  They perform Wednesday the 13th in Knoxville, Friday the 16th in Asheville, and Saturday the 17th in Charlotte.

Studio B
7:26 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Live Thursday the 15th at 3pm: FUNK RUSH

One of Charlotte's latest sounds is the funk/jazz/rock combo Funk Rush, who live their motto of "Jazz is the teacher, Funk is the preacher!"  Scott Newell-guitar, Reggie Dennis-bass, Donte Forsythe-drums, Robert Beasley-percussion.  They play Greenville Thursday night after their live radio debut on WNCW. 

New Tunes at Two
7:25 am
Mon August 12, 2013

New Releases Featured This Week, August 12th-15th, 2-3pm

Monday the 12th: MISSY RAINES & THE NEW HIP - New Frontier...

Tuesday the 13th: MICKEY HART BAND - Superorganism...

Wednesday the 14th: MARK KNOPFLER - Privateering....

Thursday the 15th: STEEP CANYON RANGERS - Tell the Ones I Love

Spindale Cycle
7:25 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Monday Night August 12th at 8pm: DIRE STRAITS - Communique

Mark Knopfler is featured prominently in our programming this week: We celebrate his birthday Monday night with Dire Straits' 1979 release, in which the band's strong influence of the late J.J. Cale's sound features prominently.  Then this Wednesday it's his new release Privateering for New Tunes at 2, which will finally be released here in the U.S. on September 10th! 

The Two-Way
7:09 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Book News: Does Lance Armstrong Have The Right To Lie In His Memoirs?

Lance Armstrong is being sued for false claims in his books, which were marketed as nonfiction.
Nathalie Magniez Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 9:47 am

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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The Two-Way
7:01 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Holder Decries 'Draconian Mandatory Minimum Sentences'

The sun sets behind a guard tower at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.
Scott Olson AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 3:50 pm

(We put a new top on this post at 1:40 p.m. ET.)

Arguing that it is "well past time to address persistent needs and unwarranted disparities," Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday laid out more of the Obama administration's thinking on changes it wants to make to the way nonviolent offenders are prosecuted and how they are punished.

"Our system is in too many ways broken," Holder told the American Bar Association at its annual meeting in San Francisco. "The course we are on is far from sustainable."

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Europe
6:48 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Taxi Riders In Oslo Surprised By Who's Driving Them Around

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 8:53 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. It's a truism that people say what they really mean, talking politics with a cabby. This summer, some taxi riders in Oslo got a surprise when they discovered Norway's prime minister behind the wheel. It was part of his reelection campaign, recorded on a video just released. Besides politics, he got an earful on his not so great driving, prompting him to concede the country is better off with him in high office than driving a cab. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

Games & Humor
6:45 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Artists Hope Aliens Have A Sense Of Humor

Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 8:53 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

You know that feeling of relief when someone let's you borrow their phone charger? Well, a couple artists think that sense of emotion could save us. They helped design a new satellite to look like a giant gadget charger. There's an inscription: Greetings Beleaguered Space Traveler. Welcome to the Universe's First Celestial Charging Station. One designer said he hopes this will make invaders stop and say: These guys are nice - we're not going to destroy their planet.

Peak of the Week
6:03 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Thursday Night the 25th between 8pm & Midnight: GUY CLARK - My Favorite Picture of You

Though he is a singer/songwriter and a wonderful guitar luthier, Guy Clark might best be compared to a wood carver, the way he whittles the lyrics of his songs down to the bare essentials of what is needed to tell the story with the most detail and clarity possible.  The West Texas artist is certainly one of WNCW's favorites, and his brand new release, in large part a moving tribute to his late wife, is getting terrific accolades from all corners of the Americana world.  We'll feature it for you throughout this Thursday night.

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